Fionnan Sheahan: Lefties, not luvvies, are poised to be big winners
‘You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is "never try".' The intelligentsia of the aborted Luvvies Party have doubtless read the extended works of the ancient Greek epic poet, Homer.
But to the plain ordinary people of Ireland, the decision of an assortment of celebrity candidates not to contest this election, because it was called three weeks early, was straight out of the rule book of Homer Simpson, as quoted above.
Despite the failure of the Democracy Now movement to get off the ground, there are still an array of candidates and choices outside the main political parties.